The Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) Scientists are making continuous efforts to re-establish communication with the Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. This was stated by the organization through its official X handle on Friday. They added that, as of now, no signal has been received from them.
The prime focus is to collect more data from the South pole of the Moon. It has to be noted that on August 23, ISRO created history after successfully landing on the Moon’s south pole.
Following this, the next 14 Earth days (one Lunar day) both the lander and rover have collected crucial data. Later, the Vikram lander was put in sleep mode on September 4 to survive the harsh environment of the lunar night, which lasts for 14 Earth days with freezing temperatures of about -200 degrees.
Efforts have been made to establish communication with the Vikram lander and Pragyan rover to ascertain their wake-up condition.
As of now, no signals have been received from them.
Efforts to establish contact will continue.
— ISRO (@isro) September 22, 2023